Read on about how this band swept San Diego off their feet after two years away.
The scene was set for a picture-perfect evening. There was a wide range of age in the crowd, which created a chill environment that was needed on a weeknight.
Wednesday night was special for the New Jersey proud band. Jack Antonoff explained that most of the songs on the setlist have only been played live 10 or 15 times.
Palm trees framed the stage and there were a few brave stars in the sky while people grabbed drinks and food before the set.
Then the lights turned on. Fans were ready to jam.
Antonoff made the stage his playground all night. He started the set by running up a ramp then going right into the Bleachers hit, “91,” full of energy (and White Claw).
Jack Antonoff has collabed with a New Jersey pizzeria and has created a Bleachers tomato sauce.
People are dedicated because there was a theme of tomatoes around the venue. Some fans wore knit tomato hats, there was a tomato-shaped sign that said “Welcome to San Diego now go Home,” and the drum set had tomato art on display.
Throughout the set, the Saxophones stole the show. I’m talking about a full-on “jazz off” with moody blue lighting.
The fans were jumping to “Lost but I Miss Those Days,” and the energy kept rising with each song.
At one point, Jack was asking where the venue was. A fan kept trying to say “Point Loma” but the crowd kept drowning her out. Jack’s solution?
Telling everyone to “shut the f*ck up.”
He did apologize to the crowd later, after a freestyle song about San Diego and living in a boat.
The song list got switched around when they played “Foreign Girls” too early, but they rolled with it commenting that “Tonight’s weird.”
To end the night, Bleachers slowly walked offstage to the beat of a sax and dipped.
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